It's not too late to register - online or onsite! Sponsor deadline ending 9-11-23!

The Texas Cotton Association PRESIDENT, BEAU STEPHENSON of OMNICOTTON, Inc., Richardson, Texas, announces the annual WEST TEXAS FLOW MEETING, to be held at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center on September 19 & 20, 2023! Since 1973, this association has met annually (with the exception of a COVID year) to bring supply chain partners together with cotton shippers prior to the harvest of cotton, to discuss mitigating factors relating to disruptions in the timely and efficient movement of our TEXAS COTTON to market! We invite you to have a seat at the table!

Our agenda includes "TEEING OFF FOR COTTON" event, hosted by TIGA, Lubbock Cotton Exchange & TCA, on September 18, at LakeRidge Country Club, Lubbock, with a hamburger lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1:00 p.m., shotgun! You will be able to register for golf on the Flow Meeting registration form or by filling out a paper form available for those registering directly through T.I.G.A. (Vann Stewart at [email protected]). Contact TCA 1st Vice President, Brady Raindl of ECOM Trading, Lubbock, at braindl@ecomtrading or by phone at 806.762.0365 for team pairings.

On September 19, we will gather in a social setting to reunite and meet new supply chain partners at the COTTON FLOW RECEPTION! The next morning, September 20, we will meet the FLOW MEETING the largest COTTON FLOW SIGNATURE SYMPOSIUM in the industry! This event is open to all cotton segments and supply chain management professionals - shippers, warehouses, trucks, railroads, ocean carriers, ports, inspectors, bankers, peer academia, and press. You can expect to hear from experts regarding cutting-edge insights on significant challenges and or ways in which issues can be resolved. A panel of experts will contribute to the conversation and as always, the FLOW MEETING provides an open forum to allow for audience participation. This year we have added a brand new element which will allow the audience to engage with the speakers by texting messages right from your phone!

Let's FLOW TOGETHER to bond broken links in the cotton supply chain so we can all remain profitable and ensure our reputation in the world's markets. It's not too late to register! It's a great idea to register before hand because the line onsite can cause a delay in getting your badge. Name badges will be located on tables adjacent to the registration desk for those that pre-register! If you would like to sponsor this year's event, in order to get your firm's name on the BIG BALE sign and in the program, we must hear from you no later than the absolute sponsor deadline of September 11, 2023!  Rooms in our block have all been sold at the OVERTON HOTEL and are no longer available. Please check with other hotels near the Overton Hotel for availability. There are several within walking or a short distance of our conference hotel. Please be sure to do business with our SPONSORS! We especially appreciate everyone that has stepped up to support our TCA COTTON FLOW SIGNATURE SYMPOSIUM! Our SPONSORS are the lifeblood of our meetings and are such an integral part of our success as an association. You have been good to us and we are grateful for each one of you! The BIG BALE will arrive your inbox just as soon as we have all commitments in place! To date, your SPONSORS are...


TCA extends our special appreciation and recognition to 5F for sponsoring the TCA FLOW MEETING BREAKFAST & PROGRAM!




TCA gives particular mention to CIL & MSC for sponsoring our TCA COTTON FLOW RECEPTION!

Commodities Integrated Logistics (CIL)

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)



A special tribute to our shining stars and all-time supporters!...

C & K Trucking, LLC

Cornerstone Systems

Cotton Carriers

Mallory Group

TransGlobal Inspections

Wakefield Inspections

Wildcat Logistics



To our faithful partners...

COFCO Americas Resources Corp.

Canale Transportation Solutions, LLC

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp.

Farmers Coop Compress

Fullen Transportation, Inc.

Mariner, LLC

OOCL (U.S.A.) Inc.

R & T Trucking, LLC



To our long-time allies...

Hyundai America Shipping Agency, Inc.

Rekerdres & Sons Insurance

We thank you all!
The Officers and Directors of The Texas Cotton Association, appreciate your interest in TEXAS COTTON, our association, and our meetings!
Beau Stephenson, TCA President of Omnicotton, Inc., Richardson
Brady Raindl, TCA 1st Vice President of ECOM Trading, Lubbock
Ellen Batchelder, TCA 2nd Vice President, CARGILL Cotton, Palacios
Nick Peay, TCA Immediate Past President of Allenberg Cotton Co./LDC, Cordova
Kandice Poteet, TCA Executive Vice President of TCA General Office, Dallas
Cameron Austin, Brighann Marketing, Inc., Richardson
Amy Bain, Allenberg Cotton Co./LDC, Cordova
Adam Durham, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Lubbock
Jeff Finley, MEMTEX Cotton Marketing, Memphis
David Mullins, Choice Cotton Co., Prattville (Rotan office)
Darren Newton, VITERRA USA Agriculture, LLC, Shallowater
Alan Vinson, At-Large Past President of ECOM Trading, Lubbock

Please donate!

TCA PAC 2023 Annual Fundraiser Donor Pay Link

TCA President, Beau Stephenson, encourages all TCA members to donate dollars for The Texas Cotton Association Merchants Fund Annual Fundraiser! These dollars are expensed to benefit lawmakers and government officials in TEXAS that will protect our interests as we routinely face political challenges affecting our TEXAS COTTON commodity. We specifically maximize these dollars to protect and serve the cotton merchant and members that facilitate the transportation of Texas cotton over the road, the railways and at the port. We advocate on behalf of TCA members in our state legislature while they are in session and during the interim. The moratorium for contributions to our state legislators ended on June 18, 2023. At this time, The Texas Cotton Association Merchants PAC is able to make expenditures to lawmakers that will work on our behalf to keep TEXAS COTTON a priority in our state. It is imperative that we be able to utilize your dollars to continue to educate and influence. Because of the dwindling number of government leadership that understand agriculture and the uptick of new lawmakers in Texas that do not understand agriculture, we must be present to communicate the 7 billion dollar economic impact that TEXAS COTTON provides the state's economy and prevent any detrimental legislation. We must have a well-funded political action committee to support our key priorities among state legislators. We respectfully urge you to contribute! We need a minimum of $5,000 in order to maintain our current level of support. Won't you please consider a contribution today? Please encourage others within your firm to give! Let's partner by pooling our dollars to keep TEXAS COTTON competitive and politically strong!

Step up and support our TCA PAC Fundraiser! Click the link or scan the QR code below! Thank you for your consideration!

*The Texas Ethics Commission requires that funds be made with personal cards or checks. Corporate donations are not allowed. This solicitation is for personal donations from MEMBERS ONLY and / or their family members and does not include the solicitation of the non-member class prohibited by laws governing the Texas Ethics Commission.*  


The Peay Presidential 112th Convention of The Texas Cotton Association was an AWESOME SUCCESS! A Big TEXAS-sized appreciation is extended to all that traveled from near and far to attend, to all our generous sponsors, to all the good sports and sport enthusiasts that participated in the Triathlon events, and to everyone of you that continue to help make TCA Conventions the very best! We are grateful for you and hope you found the convention to be informative and beneficial to your business!

Tammy Blalock of San Antonio Events Photography, provided a gallery of convention photos that are enclosed through the link -  PHOTO LINK for viewing, downloading and buying images! Click the link and enjoy!



~ M I S S I O N   S T A T E M E N T ~


In partnership with other Texas agricultural groups, we uphold Texas as the nation's leader in agriculture, recognizing Texas cotton as the leading cash crop in our state and in U.S. cotton production. We provide our members with a platform of communication to benefit the movement of cotton, advocate and facilitate the formulation of trade policy, and furnish an autonomous arbitration system in Texas, to advance and protect the economic, political, and social interests of our members. 


~ O U R   M E M B E R S ~

"Our members merchandise the cotton produced by the many thousands of cotton growers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Our members provide a ready market for the producers' cotton and maintain a steady supply of cotton for textile mills around the world. We underwrite the risk from the time and the place the producer elects to sell his product until the time the foreign or domestic customer requires delivery. It is our responsibility to deliver the cotton as efficiently and as economically as possible, and at the same time permit the producer to realize the maximum return for his effort. " 

authored by Jane Anne Stinnett and H.A. (Bob) Poteet